Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies

Can't Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Mejdool dates, pits removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat over to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Place the beets, Mejdool dates, egg, and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour the blended mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir. Add the coconut oil and mix well.

Scoop dough into balls, gently patting each one flat before placing on the lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool for two minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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Savory Roast Butternut Squash

Savory Roast Butternut Squash
Savory Roast Butternut Squash
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 organic butternut squash
  • 1/2 bulb organic garlic
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

Peel and de-seed butternut squash, dice into 1/2 inch cubes. Mince garlic. Mix together with coconut oil, add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread on a flat baking dish in a single layer.

Bake at 400° F for approximately 1 hour, or until tender. Stir occasionally. Serve hot.

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Coconut Butter Lemon Bars

Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
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Servings: 40+ small bars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In a small/medium bowl, combine ingredients except for the ground flax. Stir well.

Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Transfer mixture onto the pan. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle with ground flax. Freeze.

Cut according to preferred shape and size, serve.

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Grain Free Cauliflower Fried Rice

Grain Free Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grain Free Cauliflower Fried Rice
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Servings: 10-12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 8 quart pot
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 sticks celery
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 pack frozen peas
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 3 medium/large heads cauliflower
  • 8 ounces fermented soy

Coat the bottom of a large deep pot with coconut oil. Then chop the onion, carrots, and celery, add these to the pot.

Next add the mushrooms and peas to the pot. Dice the garlic and add that to the other veggies in the pot. Let those veggies cook in the coconut oil for about 5 to 10 minutes on medium hight heat.

Then add the 3 heads of cauliflower to your blender and dice up into rice size pieces. Next add it to the rest of the veggies then pour about 4 fluid ounces of the fermented soy sauce into the pot and let cook for 45 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Allow to cool and enjoy.

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Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce

Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce
Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut thinly across the grain into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound organic asparagus, woody stems removed
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 medium organic oranges
  • 2 teaspoons non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot
  • Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

In a wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over high heat. Add the beef and stir fry about 4 minutes. Remove beef and set aside.

Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the wok along with the asparagus and onion. Stir fry until tender-crisp, 4-5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and stir for 1 minute.

Return the beef to the wok, along with any accumulated juices. Reduce heat to medium.

Squeeze 2/3 cup of juice from the oranges into a measuring cup. Grate 1 tablespoon orange zest and add this, along with the cornstarch or arrowroot, to the cup. Whisk until smooth and add to the wok. Cover and cook about 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Add the salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.

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Creamy Avocado Berry Smoothie with Raw Brown Whole Flax Seeds

Creamy Avocado Berry Smoothie with Raw Brown Whole Flax Seeds
Creamy Avocado Berry Smoothie with Raw Brown Whole Flax Seeds
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 16 ounces coconut milk*
  • handful frozen berries
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground flax

Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Pour in a glass and serve.

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Pumpkin Coconut Milk Soup

Pumpkin Coconut Milk Soup
Pumpkin Coconut Milk Soup
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Servings: 5
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes

In a medium pot, sauté garlic, onion and scallions in coconut oil.

Add in the coconut milk. Turn heat up. Let it boil for a few minutes.

Add in the pumpkin pureé. Stir well and season with salt, herbs and spices.

Turn stove off. Serve hot.

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Coconut Creamy Oatmeal

Coconut Creamy Oatmeal
Coconut Creamy Oatmeal
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Servings: 3
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Boil water in a small pot. Add a dash of salt.

Add in the oats. Stir.

When oats are almost cooked through, add in the coconut cream concentrate, raw honey, ground flax, chia seeds and coconut chips.

When everything is incorporated well, switch off the stove.

Serve with fresh homemade coconut milk, and top with more coconut chips and berries.

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